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William Francis Whitmore

Male 1916 - 1996  (80 years)

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  1. 1.  William Francis Whitmore was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Jan 1996.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jan 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts


    His papers, described as "Journal, reports, and printed articles, relating to the development of the Polaris missile and other American naval weapons systems", are at the Hoover Institution. In connection with those papers, the Online Archive of California describes him as "American physicist; chief scientist, Special Projects Office, United States Navy, 1957-1959; chief scientist (ocean systems), Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, 1969-1983."

    His page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, where it can be seen that his great-grand-advisor was Felix Klein, of the bottle; one of Klein's two advisors was Rudolf Lipschitz, and one of Lipschitz's grand-advisors was Joseph Fourier.


    William Francis Whitmore and Elizabeth Sherman Arnold were 7th cousins, both being 6XG-grandchildren of Col. John Lane (1661-1715) and Susanna Whipple (1661-1713).

    William married Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold on 1 Nov 1946. Elizabeth (daughter of George Stanleigh Arnold and Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 2. Thomas Sherman Whitmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Sherman Whitmore Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..